How to Stretch Fresh Mozzarella

by Marco Anthony

An easy to follow guide on stretching fresh Mozzarella from Mozzarella Stretching Curd.


  • Mozzarella Stretching Curd
  • Salt
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Begin by putting Mozzarella curd into a large mixing bowl, and cut the mozzarella curd into small pieces. Fresh Mozzarella Curd can be found at

    Step 2

    Next heat the water to 140-150 degrees and pour it gently over the small pieces of curd.

    Step 3

    Now let the curd sit in the hot water until it is soft enough to start forming back together. Perform this step using a large knife or spoon to gently mass the softened curd back to one solid piece.

    Step 4

    If the water is not too hot and the curd has formed into one solid piece, start to stretch it by letting the curd stretch downward with its own weight (wear rubber gloves to protect you from heat).

    Step 5

    Form the cheese into a smooth ball if slicing and eating or serving in Caprese Salad, or if you would like to make a meat and cheese roll, spread the cheese evenly into a flat square piece.

    Step 6

    If stretching into Mozzarella ball(s), then immediately place Mozzarella into ice water (5-10 minutes). Once cooled, the cheese is ready to be served! **Sprinkle in salt to your taste if desired**

    Step 7

    Serve the freshly stretched Mozzarella by itself or however desired. Try it with fresh tomatoes, basil, and oregano, complimented by drizzling olive oil lightly over top; an Italian Specialty.